She won't go in the kennel

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  1. kulboy

    kulboy New Member

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    2 weeks ago I adopted a 4 year old lab/retreiver mix, she is awesome but I am having problem getting her to get in her kennel. She wasn't kennel trained when the foster parents took her in and they worked with her on it for a short period of time before I adopted her. For a week and a half I would say "get in your kennel" and she would go right in followed by a treat. Then all of a sudden she doesn't want to go in, she will just lay down wherever she is sitting. I try coaxing her with treats and that doesn't work. The only way I can get her in there is to pick her up and put her in front of the door. When she goes in I praise her and try to give her a treat but she won't even take it. I put in the treat before I close the door and the treat is still there when I let her out a couple hours later. All I get is sad eyes from her. Any suggestions? I don't keep her in the kennel for long periods of time.
     
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    I'd suggest calling the foster parents and asking them how they trained her to go in to begin with. It's certainly not uncommon for a dog to "forget" some training, especially after they've changed owners.
     
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    Do you really need to kennel ???
     
  4. kulboy

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    The foster parents that took her in said that the orginal owners dropped her off because she was going to the bathroom in the house. I guess they would leave her in the house all day while they were gone and she was never crate trained. She has only had 1 accident in the 3 weeks that I have had her. The foster parents only worked on her crate training for about 5 days before I got her.

    I don't necessarilly have to have her in her kennel but I would like the option if the situation ever arises. It was like a switch went off where she just plain refuses to get in her kennel. I will keep working with her every day till we can get this right.
     
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    you can also try feeding her in her in the kennel... just be consistent with her training.

    i hope everything goes smoothly next time!
     

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